How to Protect Your Car’s Paintwork

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When you invest copious sums in a new ride, you want to make certain that you keep it looking its best for many years. After all, though the car will eventually age, retaining its “showroom” look demonstrates pride of ownership. It can also ensure that your vehicle fetches top dollar … Read more

5 Things To Consider Before Buying A Car Cover

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Owning a car will not just require you to fill up its tank and park it safely in your garage. While you can always bring it twice a year for its regular check-up, you shouldn’t forget to do light maintenance to keep your car in its best shape. One small … Read more

4 TLC Tips for Your Car

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For many people, their cars are their pride and joy. For an even smaller group, they are also a cherished hobby. Unfortunately, for many of us — even those of us who do take a serious interest in all things automotive — our cars may become neglected, especially if they … Read more

How to Improve Your Truck From Inside Out

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If your truck has been with you a while, it might be time to give it a bit of a makeover. Everyone wants to own the coolest truck on the block. However, spare parts cost plenty and maintenance can be tricky. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out where to begin … Read more

Fast Facts About Electric Vehicles, Battery Life

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Battery life and electric vehicles go hand in hand. As the main source for vehicle propulsion, an adequately working battery pack is essential. Just as cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices utilize lithium-ion batteries, so do most electric vehicles. Keeping batteries healthy will prolong use. In EVs, that can … Read more

10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

After a tough winter, your car needs some tender loving care. Road salt, frigid temperatures, and the usual wear and tear have given it a beating. Likely, you haven’t been giving it the same level of attention you did before winter set in. The first warm days of the year … Read more

4 Car Upholstery Cleaning Tips

You are an expert when it comes to keeping your car’s exterior looking great as you carefully wash it, add wax, and detail the wheels regularly. Inside, however, may be another matter, one that you’ve handled by occasionally vacuuming the seats and floors, and applying protectant across the dash and … Read more

How to Detail Your Car Like a Professional

If you want to get your car to look “showroom new” you can either pay handsomely to have a professional detail it or do the job yourself. Choose an overcast day or find a shady area to undertake a project that will take two to three hours to complete. 1. … Read more

Don’t Become a
Roadside Emergency Statistic

While cruising down the interstate in the center lane you hear what sounds like a small explosion, a noise that is immediately accompanied by the violent shaking of your steering wheel. A tire has blown out and you need to get off the road—and fast! Your car’s stability control system … Read more

Your Tires: Air Pressure & Care Tips

If you’re heading out on the road for an extended trip, you will need to ensure that your car is road-ready. Adequate fluids; working headlamps, functioning taillights and turn signals; an emergency kit, and a fully inflated spare tire are among the checklist items for your car. Your tires need … Read more

Hot Tips to Keep Your Tires Cool This Summer

Without a doubt, extreme temperatures can affect your car, including your tires. Tires expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall, and they typically can handle those variations without much problem. Yet, those temperature extremes can also lead to tire failure, which may happen at the most inopportune time, such … Read more

The Skinny on Summer Tires

Summer tires are a thing, but they’re probably not what you think they are: one-season tires. In fact, summer tires are best known as performance tires, which supply excellent dry and wet road traction and precise handling. What’s in a Name? So, why are they called “summer tires?” Likely for … Read more

7 Winter Driving Safety Tips

Slippery roads can present a driving hazard, a situation that may be magnified when snow and ice are also present. Take to the road unprepared and you might hit a ski and slam into another car, a utility pole or even run over a pedestrian. Winter tires or chains and … Read more

Used Cars: Where the Bargains Are

Bargains on used cars are available if you know where to look. The average price of a new car is approximately $35,000 according to Kelley Blue Book, a price point that’s well beyond the reach of many car shoppers. One way to avoid that high cost is to settle for … Read more

5 Fuel Savings Tips for Savvy Drivers

Saving money at the pump. High fuel prices can drain your wallet, making it difficult for you to make ends meet. You cannot do anything about pump prices, but you can put some distance between your visits to the service station, by employing several fuel saving tips immediately. 1. Use … Read more

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure and Your Car

Americans shell out an average of $300 for each pothole-related vehicle repair. Time to fix the infrastructure! America’s infrastructure of roads, bridges, and highways is in serious need of a major investment. Roads are in such disrepair in some areas that consumers are paying for it in personal repairs to … Read more

Vehicle Breakdown Tips and Tricks

From Thanksgiving through Christmas and on through the new year, motorists will be taking to the road to visit family and friends in great numbers. Unlike the summer’s heat, your car will encounter some of the coldest conditions of the year, what can put strain on even the best cared … Read more

Its Not Too Late For Winter Tires

Winter has arrived (despite what the calendar says) and the holiday season is in full swing. From Thanksgiving through Christmas and on to New Year’s Day, many families will be traveling at distances not seen since the summer. If your travels include driving, you need to ensure that your car … Read more

How to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

The first very cold weather of the season has arrived and that means winter will soon settle in. Seasonal extremes can take its toll on your car, but if you’re prepared you can avoid the worst that it has to offer. To that end, we’ll take a look at some … Read more

8 Car Rental Tips for the Holiday Season

Tens of millions of Americans will take to the road this holiday season, traveling to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. While many will depend on personal transportation, flying, or mass transit services, others will be in the market to rent a car. The car … Read more

Car Repossession and How to Avoid It

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It happens — you lose your job, get sick or you experience some other financial setback and begin to fall behind on your bills. One of those monthly accounts may be your car payment, what provides transportation to help you find a job, take the children to school, and to … Read more

Should I Repair or Replace My Car?

You slip behind the wheel of your car, turn the key and…nothing. You’re not sure what’s wrong with your car this time and it really doesn’t matter whether it is the starter, alternator or the battery causing the problem. You’re facing repairs for the second or third time this year, … Read more

8 Reasons to Avoid a Particular Used Car

You are in the market for a car and a used one at that. Shop around carefully and you just may find a deal that suits you. Then again, if you are not careful when evaluating your options, you could be taken for the kind of a ride you do … Read more

Manual Transmissions and How to Drive Stick Shift

Most cars include automatic transmissions, with the gears shifting systematically. Other vehicles have a manual transmission, requiring drivers to control the shift points with a clutch, a stick shift, and the accelerator pedal. A manual transmission provides drivers with a more engaged driving adventure, something you can learn as you … Read more

The Typical Fees When Buying a Car

You have found the car of your dreams, carefully negotiated the final price and are ready to sign the purchase agreement. Pay careful attention here as there are any number of fees, taxes and charges that can drive up your overall cost. Certain expenses, including dealer extras, may be avoided. … Read more

Summer Driving: Beat the Heat!

Summer is here and more than likely you will be taking to the road over the next few months. From now through Labor Day, millions of Americans will be heading out by car, plane, train and bus. Car travel is still the most significant of the conveyances used by vacationers … Read more

Dialogue and Your Automotive Technician

It was hard enough for you to buy a car. Now, you have to tell your automotive technician what is wrong with it. Worse, the same suspicions and doubt you had with the salesman is how you are approaching the technician. You think that you will be misunderstood or, worse, … Read more

Safety on the Road: Winter Driving Precautions

Taking to the road when winter driving conditions are present can be dangerous, but not entirely unavoidable. Slush, ice and snow may not be enough to keep you at home, especially if you are required at work or have some other appointment to keep. Before you take to the road, … Read more

How to Prepare Your Car For Winter

Winter’s icy grip can put its “hurt” on your car. Just like in summer, extreme temperatures can make your engine work harder and increase the chances that your car will fall prone to extreme weather conditions. The time to prepare your car for winter is before colder temperatures move in. … Read more